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Venice Personal Injury Attorneys
Personal & Aggressive Representation Across Florida
At Gerber Law, our Venice personal injury attorneys have helped hundreds get the money and medical care they need to get back on their feet and move beyond a serious accident. Whether you were hurt in a car accident, suffered a slip and fall, or were involved in another accident, we are ready to fight the insurance companies for every dollar you deserve.
Our founding attorney, Maria Gerber, is an accident victim herself. She knows firsthand how difficult this time is for you and your family. Our clients’ cases are personal to us, and we can relate to your unique needs with a deeper level of empathy. We commit to being accessible and compassionate, and will do whatever it takes to help you with any personal or professional concerns you are facing.
To get started, call our team at (941) 304-5003 or fill out our online contact form today.
Areas of practice
Motor Vehicle AccidentsAccidents result in injuries that affects both your professional and personal life.
Aviation AccidentsOur firm provides careful investigation of aviation accidents to find the evidence for crashes.
Bicycle AccidentsBicyclists can be very vulnerable on the road and open to serious injury.
Boating AccidentsRiver, lake, offshore, and recreational boating accidents can have serious injuries.
Car AccidentsCar crashes are the most common types of accidents and causes of fatal injuries in Florida.
Motorcycle AccidentsMotorcycle accidents are all too common and sometimes the results can be tragic.
Pedestrian AccidentsPedestrians have a great risk of injury or death in accidents when they are struck by a vehicle.
Truck AccidentsWhen a truck accident has caused a severe or fatal injury, our law firm can help.
Personal InjuryIf someone else’s negligence caused the accident in which you or a loved one were injured,
Catastrophic InjuriesCatastrophic injuries are those in which your physical abilities have become severely limited.
Children’s InjuriesPeople can be negligent around children, which can lead to serious injuries or death.
Defective ProductsDefective consumer products cause millions of injuries and tens of thousands of deaths every year.
Premises Liability & Property Owner NegligenceAfter being injured on someone else’s property, you deserve proper care.
Wrongful DeathWrongful death claims are civil cases that pursue damages in the form of monetary compensation.
Medical MalpracticeIf the treatment of a physician causes harm, you are entitled to compensation.
Nursing Home InjuriesElder abuse and neglect occur in 30 percent of the nation’s nursing facilities.
$775 Thousand Truck Accident
$690 Thousand Pedestrian Accident
$675 Thousand Auto Accident
$450 Thousand Bicycle Accident
$425 Thousand Premises Liability
$365 Thousand Slip & Fall
After suffering an accident injury, it can be a difficult time for victims and their families and many may question what to do next. Much depends on whose fault the accident was. If your injuries were due to the negligent or wrongful acts of another person or entity, you have the right to sue for damages for your injuries and other losses. That, however, is not usually a straightforward process, and dealing with the insurance company of the at-fault party on your own can be complex, frustrating, and ultimately hurt your chances to obtain the full and fair compensation you need to recover.
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This is why it is important to hire a skilled personal injury lawyer to handle your claim. At Gerber Law, we will look at the specifics of your matter and provide legal solutions that are tailored to your unique needs. We are personally invested in your success, which is why we provide compassionate, client-centered representation that fights to protect your rights.
If you have suffered an injury in an accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence, call (941) 304-5003 for a free case evaluation with a personal injury lawyer from Gerber Law. If you are too injured to come to us, we will come to the medical facility or your home for the initial consultation.
Our Client Testimonials
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“I highly recommend Gerber Legal Services.” - LA Reid
“Attorney Gerber has been very understanding, helpful, took the time to explain everything and was always available when I need to talk to her.” - Gabriele R.
“I highly recommend Gerber Law!” - P.M.
“Thank you for your compassion and understanding.” - Tom
“Definitely went the extra mile.” - David
“I’m very happy and satisfied with the results.” - Samantha
“I appreciate your work and effort.” - Sara
“Your group is the best.” - Brandon
“My personal thanks to each and every one of you.” - Jean
“Brought me to a very satisfying resolution.” - Todd
“I appreciate all the help you gave.” - Karen
The Gerber Law Difference
Personalized legal guidance: Some law firms offer generic legal guidance that fails to take into the specific facts of your case. At Gerber Law, we understand that no two accident cases are the same. We invest the time, energy, and resources into every case to ensure we’re providing hands-on legal advice during every stage of your case.
Exclusively practicing personal injury law: Some law firms spread their attention among several different practice areas. At Gerber Law, we exclusively practice personal injury, and we only represent injured persons. This allows our legal team to develop a deeper knowledge of Florida’s personal injury laws.
We never represent insurance companies: It is common for personal injury attorneys to represent both injury victims and insurance corporations. We believe the best legal counsel comes from a personal injury lawyer who is solely dedicated to the rights of injury victims, rather than from an attorney who splits their time defending large insurers.
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Helping Florida's Accident Victims
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Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Personal Injury?
A “personal injury” is a legal term that means an injury to the body, mind or psyche/emotions caused by another person’s failure to exercise reasonable care. If this lack of care constitutes “negligence” and this negligence led to your injuries, you may be entitled to receive compensation.
A “personal injury lawsuit” is the term used in common-law jurisdictions to refer to a type of tort lawsuit in which the person who files the suit has suffered harm to his or her body, mind or psyche.
Before taking any action, check with one of our personal injury lawyers whether you have a valid claim.
What is "Negligence" in Personal Injury Cases?
People have a duty of care to others in public and professional situations.
For instance, drivers have a duty of care to other road users and must follow the rules to avoid motor vehicle accidents; nurses and doctors have a duty of care to patients and must follow professional standards to avoid medical malpractice claims; nursing home caregivers have a duty of care to residents to avoid nursing home injuries, and so on.
Negligence refers to the failure to exercise this duty of care. So, negligent driving could be someone speeding and causing an accident by their dangerous actions. If you are injured as a result of that accident, you may have a valid personal injury claim against that driver.
The standard used to assess whether “negligence” occurs is if a person acts in a way that a sufficiently careful person in the same situation would not have acted. An individual is also considered negligent if they fail to do something that a reasonably careful person would have done in the same situation.
How Do You Know If You Have A Valid Personal Injury Claim?
There are four basic questions you can ask to determine whether you have a valid personal injury claim:
- Did the at-fault individual have a duty of care to you?
- Did the at-fault individual breach that duty?
- Did you suffer damages?
- Were your damages a direct result of the at-fault individual’s actions?
Say that you were in a restaurant and the floor was wet and slippery because food had been spilled and cleaned up. You slipped on the floor and broke your arm, which meant you could not work for two months.
If no sign warning restaurant patrons of the hazardous floor was displayed, you may be able to sue the restaurant owner for negligence causing a slip and fall injury. The restaurant has a duty of care to look after the safety of its diners that was breached by the lack of a warning sign, causing your injury.
If, however, there was a visible sign saying “Beware! Slippery floor!”, it’s unlikely that you could claim negligence against the restaurant and file a personal injury claim. You were likely at fault for your injuries.
What Type of Personal Injury Damages Can You Claim in Florida?
Damages are the losses or expenses incurred as a result of an accident.
For personal injury claims in Florida, you may be entitled to file for a range of damages, depending on the nature and extent of your injury.
Most claims in Florida involve the following types of economic and non-economic damages:
- All medical costs relating to the injury — past, present and future
- Out of pocket costs relating to the accident/injuries
- Loss of earning capacity
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium (the support, companionship, and aid from a spouse)
If a loved one’s accident was due to another individual’s negligence and results in death, you may be entitled to additional damages in a wrongful death claim. This can include funeral and medical expenses, loss of future income, loss of companionship, and more.
Are There Time Limitations For A PI Claim?
A statute of limitations is a time limit imposed on filing certain legal claims. This is done because evidence tends to become less reliable as time passes.
In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits against an at-fault individual is four years from the date of the accident. For an uninsured/underinsured claim against your own insurance carrier, the statute of limitations is five years.
That sounds like a long time but, sometimes, the full extent of injuries is not known until long after the accident.
In most cases, it is best to file your claim as soon as possible after your accident. Your personal injury lawyer can focus on recovering the maximum damages for you as quickly as possible while you recover from your injuries.
What is the Personal Injury Claim Process?
The personal injury claims process is rarely simple. Complications are common and insurance companies are not in the habit of paying out until they have to.
Many insurance companies fight claims and contest liability, attempting to place some or all of the fault onto the claimant.
So, the claims process can be tough and it’s best to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to look after it. Your attorney will explain the claims process from the initial investigation into what happened, the documentation of injuries through medical care and other losses, and the presentation of the claim to the insurance companies.
The vast majority of claims are settled out of court but not usually without lengthy negotiations and the threat of going to trial. Your attorney can look after all communications with the insurance company, while you recuperate and recover from your injuries.
If you have suffered an injury in an accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence, call (941) 304-5003">(941) 304-5003 for a free case evaluation with a personal injury lawyer from Gerber Law in Venice.
If you are too injured to come to us, we will come to the medical facility or your home for the initial consultation.
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